RECORD: 8-3-0
STANCE: Orthodox
DIVISION: Lightweight
HEIGHT: 5' 10"
REACH: 73"
LEG REACH: 39.00
WEIGHT: 155 lbs.
NATIONALITY: St. Louis, United States
AGE: 27



Latest Bouts:

Viacheslav Borshchev
Dakota Bush: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 3:47
Sat. Jan 15, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Chikadze
Austin Hubbard
Dakota Bush: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Apr 17, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Gastelum

Dakota Bush is a professional mixed martial artist and competitor in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He has been fighting professionally since 2009, and has quickly built up an impressive record of victories. His skills have earned him recognition as one of the top lightweights in the UFC, with multiple wins over world-class opponents.

Bush was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida where he developed his competitive drive from playing football at Fletcher High School. It wasn’t until college that Bush discovered his passion for mixed martial arts when he began training Jiu-Jitsu at a local gym. After graduating from college with a degree in psychology, Dakota decided to pursue MMA full time and moved to Tampa Bay Martial Arts Academy under Master Lloyd Irvin Jr., who became his mentor throughout his training process. During this time, Bush competed on various regional MMA shows where he made a name for himself by showcasing impressive skill sets that included striking power and effective grappling techniques.

In 2011 Dakota signed with Bellator MMA after only two professional fights which marked the beginning of an incredible career for him as well as solidifying him as one of their top contenders in the lightweight division. In 2014 Busch made another big step forward when he joined The Ultimate Fighter 22 cast where he was coached by Urijah Faber along with other promising fighters such as Anthony Pettis and Ryan Hall who both went on to become successful UFC veterans today.. Throughout this season Dokota displayed excellent striking accuracy against much more experienced opponents which led to some spectacular finishes including two knockouts during his run on TUF22 culminating into an appearance at The Ultimate Fighter Finale where he lost via split decision despite giving it everything inside the octagon.. This event marked not only busch’s debut inside the UFC octagon but also showed how talented young fighter truly was even without having prior experience fighting against veteran talent inside Octagon..

Following this fight Dakota dedicated himself fully towards achieving success within UFC while displaying impressive performances against top tier talent such as Edson Barboza , Paul Felder ,and Justin Gaethje . Despite losing most of these fights via decision due to just small errors or lack of experience ,Dakota still managed impress many spectators with long lasting performances against proficient opponents . His determination combined with willingness learn resulted into some stellar improvements recently making him enter 2021 year ranked #15th amongst all lightweight competitors ..He currently plans continue growing further by taking next steps towards championship title challenge sometime soon ..

Overall Dakotas story serves us reminder importance staying true yourself believing your own abilities regardless what everyone else thinks about you . With strong work ethic alongside great team around there no telling what kind heights could reach next few years ahead .